The race is running
Well, folks, here we are. April is almost done (I turn a year older tomorrow) and with 2015 comes an election for the PM who will lead this country for the next 5 years. Cameron has fed the rich, in 2010 when he came to power, thanks to Nick Clegg, 5% of the population owned 95% of the wealth. After 5 years this has changed and we now find that 1% of the population own 98% of the wealth. Cameron is still promoting that by making the rich minority richer benefits everyone, it doesn’t. The rich get richer and feed fewer and fewer crumbs to those struggling to survive. Yes, things had to change and they still do. A country like Britain needs a caring hand at the helm, not someone who will sell off the profitable heritage and run the rest into the ground. I can’t afford dental care since this was removed from the NHS (yes in theory it’s still part of the NHS but costs have risen for everyone and it’s no longer free to those in need) it was privatised and no declaration made. The premise of the NHS was that it was paid for by the people for the people so it would be free at point of need.
This is only one part of our flagship health service, other nations envied our vision but under mismanagement since the early 1980’s we can no longer afford to provide free health care for all. Is Labour going to restore the pride in this country? Milliband will certainly do his best to wrest money from those who can afford to pay, but will he succeed or create more tax exiles? Those who can pay should pay, from each according to ability, to each according to need. That was the premise that the Welfare State was founded on. As for immigration, we should open the borders to all who want to live here, but no benefit for migrants until they’ve contributed to our economy for at least 10 years. No exceptions, no excuses, school leavers should be given apprenticeships or join the Armed Forces to defend this island against all foes, foreign and domestic.
Anyone who doesn’t want to accept our traditions and values should be assisted to leave, provide a dinghy and oars so they can go elsewhere. I’m not advocating intolerance by anyone and it’s only a few miles from Dover to Calais. If we open the borders but make it harder to receive benefits, housing and drain our depleted services further it would be interesting to see how many would actually come here.